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The variety of migrants to have arrived within the UK in small boats throughout the Channel is approaching the ten,000 mark as two extra vessels arrived on Sunday.

A complete of 103 folks made the crossing in two boats on Saturday bringing the entire to date this yr, not together with Sunday’s arrivals, to 9,803.

This compares to 7,217 by the identical date final yr and eight,693 in 2022, 3,112 in 2021 and 1,492 in 2020.

There had been 29,437 arrivals throughout the entire of 2023, down 36% on a document 45,774 arrivals in 2022.

Women and youngsters had been amongst these seen being taken off the primary of the boats to reach on Sunday morning as they had been taken into Dover onboard a Border Force vessel.

A Home Office spokesman mentioned: “The unacceptable number of people who continue to cross the Channel demonstrates exactly why we must get flights to Rwanda off the ground as soon as possible.

“We proceed to work intently with French police who’re going through growing violence and disruption on their seashores as they work tirelessly to forestall these harmful, unlawful and pointless journeys.

“Last year they stopped 26,000 people from reaching our shores.

“We stay dedicated to constructing on the successes that noticed arrivals drop by greater than a 3rd final yr, together with more durable laws and agreements with worldwide companions, to be able to save lives and cease the boats.”